Posted by Carol Hutchinson on Sep 28, 2018
Guest Speaker: Friday Sept. 28, 2018
Location: Omni King Edward Hotel
Topic: Hunter Harrison (Book) 
Host: Becky Jones
Howard Green spent thirty-three years as a broadcast journalist, working as a correspondent, producer, documentary director,  and host for multiple networks.
He’s best known as a founding anchor at BNN, where he hosted the flagship interview program, Headline.  During the fifteen years he anchored at Business News Network, he conducted some fourteen thousand interviews, including conversations with Alan Greenspan, Tony Blair and Sir Richard Branson. 
Howard has received major recognition for his work---including the top television prize in Canada, the Gemini Award---and has been nominated for two Emmys in the United States for his documentary film about the four-and-a-half year investigation of the crash of Swissair flight 111.
As an author, he’s written two bestsellers, Banking on America about TD Bank’s expansion into the United States---and Distilled, co-authored with the heir to the Seagram whisky fortune, Charles Bronfman. Distilled was a finalist for the National Business Book Award. 
Howard’s third and most recent book is Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO, Hunter Harrison.
Railroader is an up-close, blunt, yet-nuanced biography, of the legendary Chief Executive of Illinois Central, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and most recently, CSX Corp.
A Trains Magazine review said: “critics and fans alike will find Railroader to be an engaging, insightful look at the man”.  While Railway Age called it a “jim-dandy of a book” and Journal of Commerce called it “incisive” and “filled with telling details”.    
Hunter Harrison passed away on December 16th, 2017 just a week before Howard had to submit the first draft of the manuscript to his editor. 
To write the biography, Howard spent many days and hours with Harrison during the last year of his life.  They had just spent three days together only a week and a half before Harrison died. 
Howard will be with us on Friday, September 28th to talk about the revolutionary railroader from Memphis who both inspired and infuriated---while creating more than $50 billion dollars in shareholder value.